August 23, 2014
Vote-by-mail balloting becomes more popular
RIVERSIDE--Vote-by-mail balloting is becoming more popular as the preferred choice among voters.

This June’s balloting to fill three seats on the Riverside City Council may be the first of many “stand alone” elections where polling places will be eliminated.

City Clerk Colleen Nichol says cost is not the deciding factor, “It’s accommodating the voters and increasing the voter turnout. It does not cost more to have a mail-ballot election, but I’m not sure that we save a lot of money.”

More cities and school districts are consolidating their elections with statewide primary and general elections as a way to cut down on the number of elections. During a 17-month period that ended with last November’s election, Inland voters went to the polls four times.
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